blue mystery bug from peru
February 27, 2010
My son spotted this bug while we were out on a nature walk. It is a bright blue. While I’ve spent several hours searching your site for something similar, all I’ve found is the masked hunter (but I doubt it is this because there was absolutely nothing this color anywhere near where we were… no blue carpet :). It is similar in color to the blue-green citrus weevil, but it’s body doesn’t look like it as it’s rather bumpy. Just thought it’d be fun to identify it, though I didn’t imagine it would be this hard…
He was about 2cm in length and was crossing a dirt road near a farm of coconut trees. We live in ceja de selva (which is on the eastern slopes of the Andes, above true rainforest level).
my images are here:
amy in peru
This is a Weevil. Alas, we haven’t the time to research the species at the moment, but perhaps one of our readers will be able to identify the species.
thank you for getting back to me! I have a request for a name in case it hasn’t been officially recognized…
my kids would like to call it the ‘turquoise blue tuttle beetle’… of course now that we know that it’s a weevil…
maybe it should be the ‘not-at-all-evil-blue-tuttle-weevil’
anyway, thanks again
amy in peru
Hi again Amy,
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